A talk about text with literature faculty Steve Blakeslee

Steve Blakeslee

Steve Blakeslee ‘86 doesn’t get out much. He says he prefers to stay home and read, which he can do as he prepares for his autumn courses titled On Reading Well, and Writing and Speaking in the Workplace and Beyond. Blakeslee’s mindful leadership benefits many, from an immeasurable number of students to peer faculty.

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Alumnus Jonah Barrett discusses exciting new job, and how Evergreen prepared him for it

Barrett is currently a video intern at the Association of Washington Cities.

Evergreen alumnus Jonah Barrett has always been passionate about filmmaking. After graduating from Evergreen in 2016, he took a paid video internship with the Association of Washington Cities. Now, just two years after graduating, Barrett is the Marketing Director of the Olympia Film Society (OFS), a nonprofit that works to bring high quality film, music, and art to the community.

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Evergreen soccer standout named Sport Star of the Year

Hassan plays soccer for The Evergreen State College

Each year, the Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission recognizes a few of Thurston County’s most talented student athletes with a series of awards. This year, the title of Men's Sport Star of the Year was awarded to Issa Hassan, an Evergreen student whose senior campaign with the men’s soccer team earned him a spot on the Cascade Collegiate Conference First Team.

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Building homes from tiny houses: students tour Quixote Village

The Tinny Homes of Quixote Village

A warm day in late June found groups of students being led around a village of two lines of 15 tiny homes on either side. Seven years ago, Quixote Village was a moving camp for people experiencing homelessness, hosted for 90-day stretches by volunteering churches in the community. The 5 week summer class at Evergreen, Tiny Homes, Earthships, and other Innovative Buildings: Design Principles for Low-impact Homes, taught by faculty member Scott Morgan, was looking at how that camp became tiny houses, and how those tiny houses became homes.

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Illustrating the ethics of comics

Hollandsworth at Olympia's The Danger Room

Isaac Hollandsworth ’20 sat next to a window on the third floor of the Evergreen library expressing his love for comics. He has worked at the local comics shop, The Danger Room, for about a year now, after what he called “loitering” in the shop for the year prior to his hiring. Hollandsworth has also taken a leadership role in The Graphic Novel Union, an on-campus club where he promotes ideas of making comics accessible to Evergreen students.

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